This was the year that I first decided to dye my hair. I had blond hair–not the pretty light blond like the movie stars, but a “dishwater” blond. I so wanted to be a red head. Inspiration! I got the bottle of Mercurochrome from the medicine closet and liberally soaked my hair. You can imagine my shock and despair when my hair turned pink. I washed and washed it, then washed it with Clorox water, but it still was definitely pink. When my employer came home from work, she took pity on me and got some real hair color, and covered the pink.